WATER DROPS ON A BASSWOOD LEAF AT THE EDGE OF OUR CARPORT
Carefully peeking through the living room curtains first thing this morning I noticed our Park’s ground was not covered in snow. I took that as a plus although once heavier snow does come it will make for a prettier landscape than the dull and drab we have at the moment. I would say 90% of our leaf shedding trees have done just that…..shed their leaves.
SNOW ON MY OUTSIDE ARIZONA ROCK COLLECTION
A drive to Goderich and back with Pheebs only netted me one photo. Roads were wet but not slippery and with light snow in the air under a gray cloud cover it made for what we call up here….a dirty looking day.
A SECTION OF GODERICH’S BOARDWALK ALONGSIDE LAKE HURON
Back home before 11 I again placed myself on the end of a leaf rake and proceeded to rake up about 6.2 million basswood leaves. One thing I like about cold days is that wonderful feeling of warmth stepping back into the house after accomplishing something outside, like raking up about 6.2 million basswood leaves. Kelly even topped that warm inside feeling off by brewing me up a nice cup of hot chocolate.
I have been aware for a very long time now that I have somewhere either lost or misplaced my sense of humor. But the more I think about it the more I am convinced it is neither misplaced or lost, it’s just buried under too darn much bothersome stuff. I have always had a keen sense of humor and quick wit which now in these latter years seems to have gone AWOL on me but I do see it occasionally if I feel comfortable enough with someone to trot it out. But here’s another area where I notice it has definitely gone missing. There is not one situation comedy on television that I find humorous. Not one. Canada’s Corner Gas was the last situation comedy I enjoyed. Before that it was Cheers, Seinfeld, King of Queens, and a slight smattering of a few others. I find today’s situation comedies dry and boring and their ridiculous over the top, overused, ‘laugh tracks’ make them totally objectionable to me. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is a perfect example of that and it is the show I absolutely detest the most. Yes, yes, I know………..it’s ‘just me’.
I THINK SOMEBODY GOT A HOLD OF MY CAMERA AGAIN >>>>
I’m sure glad I started and stuck with my blog since first discovering blog writing back in 2006. How nice to have a complete record of words and photos for all these years. Each blog and each photo instantly trigger memories for me that would have been totally lost never to be remembered again had it not been for my daily writing and picture taking. Yes, there are some things about this technical world that I wholeheartedly embrace with both arms and a whole bunch more that confuse the absolute hell out of me. I don’t seem to have the keen interest I once did about learning knew things simply because it takes all my cranial energy just to remember and retain all the things I was lucky enough to learn over the years in the first place. Looking back I think I did Okay for the kid who certainly wasn’t ever the brightest crayon in the box:))
AUGERING CORN FROM A COMBINE TO A TRACTOR TOWED TRAILER
Here’s a few of my blog statistics for you as compiled by Google Analytics::
- Our three main blog referral sites are Google, HitchItch, and GeoSusie which incidentally is George and Susie at Our Awesome Travels
- Top 3 countries reading my blog are the United States, Canada and the Netherlands
- Top 3 pageviews by Country.... United States 10,326, Canada 2,802, Netherlands, 2,747. Looks like about 90% of my readers are in the United States.
- Pageviews by Browser....Chrome 54% - Safari 28% - Firefox 9% and Internet Explorer 1%
- Pageviews by Operating System....Windows 53%, iPad 17%, Android 11%, McIntosh 8%, and iPhone 6%.
- Pageviews to date 7,075,061
- Pageviews for Saturday November 10th -- 2,545
- Pageview for the month of October 2018 -- 91,515
- Total posts published on Blogger.... 3,904 including this one:))
Adjusting to this ‘stay at home winter’ is still an ongoing daily issue for me. I try not to think of the Southwest too much and some of my days are Okay and some not so much. Guess it’s just going to take extra time for the reality of this decision to sink in with me.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Women should not have children after 35. Really... 35 children are enough.
Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at bowling alleys.
After all is said and done, usually more is said than done.
I married my wife for her looks... but not the ones she's been giving me lately!
No one ever says, "It's only a game," when their team is winning.
I gave my son a hint. On his room door I put a sign: "CHECKOUT TIME IS 18"
"If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come I see so many dead rabbits on the highway?
"Why do we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?
"Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
I earn a seven-figure salary. Unfortunately, there's a decimal point involved.
The next time you feel like complaining, remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world.
Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.
My wife and I were happy for twenty years .... then we met.
Home is where you can say anything you like 'cause nobody listens to you anyway.
I live in my own little world, but it's ok, they know me here.
Sign in pet store: "Buy one dog, get one flea...
"If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the 'terminal'?
Mommy, Mommy! Why do other kids tell me I have a long nose? You don't, but lift your head up or you'll scrape it on the floor.
I was traveling with my wife in Kanyakumari, India, one of the windiest places on Earth. Braving our way through the crosswind, we made our way to the tollbooth where I asked a bespectacled attendant, "What do you guys do in Kanyakumari when the wind quits?" Adjusting his rims, the guy answered, "We take the rocks out of our pockets."
I like the stats. Interesting.ReplyDelete
Amazing stats. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your not alone in your thinking on the TV Comedy shows now. Amazing that TV production companies are doing remakes of the old shows. We enjoy reading your blogs and watching YouTube.ReplyDelete
Can you think of this winter as an experiment? Not as a permanent answer? Things are far from over....a smaller rv....you traveling in a nice van by yourself with Pheebs....lots of options.ReplyDelete
You got me beat. I have only been blogging for about nine years. Dang, it seems a lot longer than that. Keep up the good work, I always read and enjoy your postings.ReplyDelete
Oh, by the way, I have been posting since July of 2010.ReplyDelete
It is amazing looking at all those statistics, where the page views come from and the referral sites amazing that we are on that list. So glad that we started our blog as well so many wonderful memories to look back on and enjoy these experiences all over again.ReplyDelete
You are definately not the only one not watching these sit coms on now, we don't nor do any of our friends but a few like " The Ranch" on netflix , it may be up your alley.ReplyDelete
I agree with you about those damn "laugh tracks". I hate them! In my opinion it actually takes away from the program. Do they really think I need a prompt when to laugh???ReplyDelete
It is not that your sense of humor is lost. What is deemed "funny" to the intended audience of today'sReplyDelete
"comedies" does not strike me, or any of my peers as funny. "Ridiculous" is more often my reaction.
Sometimes OFM's posts give me a chuckle. And your "Groaners" are good laughs. Appreciated!
I agree about the TV comedy. I don't enjoy them either. I chuck it up to I am not the intended audience anymore and lazy writers. Interesting stats.ReplyDelete
We never could get into Big Bang either, or The Office. We do enjoy Mom(s) and Young Sheldon. Hopefully, The Connors will make it without Roseanne; it is going okay so far, but still "introducing" themes/ideas. Neighbors looks interesting, but cannot find anything funny about Blackish--and we tried. We also recommend Modern Family and Fresh Off The Boat, among others. See what you think if you can get any of these in your area.ReplyDelete
"Beauty Treatment: Should I get you a shopping cart?" OUCH. That one hit home for some reason ;-)ReplyDelete